A study of PV/T collector with honeycomb heat exchanger

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Abstract

This paper present a study of a single pass photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) solar collector combined with honeycomb heat exchanger. A PV/T system is a combination of photovoltaic panel and solar thermal components in one integrated system. In order to enhance the performance of the system, a honeycomb heat exchanger is installed horizontally into the channel located under the PV module. Air is used as the heat remover medium. The system is tested with and without the honeycomb at irradiance of 828 W/m2 and mass flow rate spanning from 0.02 kg/s to 0.13 kg/s. It is observed that the aluminum honeycomb is capable of enhancing the thermal efficiency of the system efficiently. At mass flow rate of 0.11 kg/s, the thermal efficiency of the system without honeycomb is 27% and with honeycomb is 87 %. Throughout the range of the mass flow rate, the electrical efficiency of the PV module improved by 0.1 %. The improved design is suitable to be further investigated as solar drying system and space heating.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings
Pages10-16
Number of pages7
Volume1571
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 UKM Faculty of Science and Technology Post-Graduate Colloquium - Selangor
Duration: 3 Jul 20134 Jul 2013

Other

Other2013 UKM Faculty of Science and Technology Post-Graduate Colloquium
CitySelangor
Period3/7/134/7/13

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mass flow rate
heat exchangers
accumulators
thermodynamic efficiency
modules
solar collectors
irradiance
drying
aluminum
heat
heating
air

Keywords

  • Electrical efficiency
  • Honeycomb heat exchanger
  • Photovoltaic/ thermal
  • Thermal efficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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A study of PV/T collector with honeycomb heat exchanger. / Hussain, F.; Othman, Mohd. Yusof; Yatim, Baharudin; Ruslan, Mohd Hafidz; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman; Ibarahim, Zahari.

AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1571 2013. p. 10-16.

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Hussain, F, Othman, MY, Yatim, B, Ruslan, MH, Sopian, K & Ibarahim, Z 2013, A study of PV/T collector with honeycomb heat exchanger. in AIP Conference Proceedings. vol. 1571, pp. 10-16, 2013 UKM Faculty of Science and Technology Post-Graduate Colloquium, Selangor, 3/7/13. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4858622
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